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of texas born in calgary, canada. the tea party loves him, given the controversy over mr. obama's birth certificate and speculation cruz is running for president, this probably had to come up eventually. this is the birth certificate. his father born in cuba, his mom in delaware. cruz issued a statement saying, quote, because my mother was a u.s. citizen born in delaware, i was a u.s. citizen by birth. i may technically have dual citizenship. if that's true, i will denounce canadian citizenship, nothing against canada. but i am an american by birth and as a u.s. senator, i believe i should be only an american. a person born outside of the united states and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is a citizen of the united states who resided in the united states. when obama was asked about cruz's eligibility, trump said perhaps not. it came up this morning. >> under no circumstances will i vote for a continuing resolution that funds even one penny of obama care. >> reporter: cruz is a 2016 star already, won a conservative straw poll in denver recently, and this citizenship issue
attorney general of california, governor of maryland, from texas, and locally, there is a great guy, a commissioner of california. these are all candidates who will be speaking to racial and economic justice. >> all the candidates you mentioned were democratic candidates. caller: that is my party. correct. >> thanks for calling. susan is on our independent line. who do you like there out there as a future independent. caller: the only one who has been honest is rand paul. also, his father, ron paul. what a combination. only has been honest in the things that have been brought up and giving credit where credit is due and saying, if we want to change anything, we have to go to congress. they are the only ones i have heard for the last years that have been honest. so, that is just my opinion. >> senator rand paul is on your screen. critical today of president obama's decision to postpone the military exercise with egypt, making the announcement earlier. we will show you the president's comments later on in the headline. they write senator paul says the law is very clear. "mr. president
in texas, senator cruz, in a heated town hall. could an awkward moment be coming for two conservative stars in the lone star state? here in gotham, anthony weiner's wild spiral to single digits may have opened the door for an unexpected contender and maybe the next mayor. bill de blasio. feeling like he's got a lot of mojo with just 20 days till primary day. good morning from new york city. it's wednesday, august 21st. it's "the daily rundown." my first reads of it the mornin. we're going to start with some domestic politics. the state of both political parties is anything but strong these days. the only reason there isn't much hand ringing about the democratic party is because the republican party is the one in such disa ray. the open warfare has become a more public spectacle than we've seen in years. many republican leaders are exhausted from dealing with the tea party and some seem to be downright giddy over what's happened in the last week. they don't put their name on their giddiness. not even 250 days old and already he's become probably among the most recognizable faces of the tea p
by mail. attorney general eric holder has his sights set on the texas voter i.d. law. holder said over the weekend, the struggle must and will go on in the cause for our nation's quest for justice until every eligible american has the chance to enter -- exercise his or her right to vote. texans are fighting back. >> this is deeply depressing to see the chief law enforcement officer in the country use partisan politics and that's all it is, to drive a wedge between americans based on race and ethnicity. it's really sad because we have come a long way. obviously we've elected barack obama president of the united states. >> the senator suggests much of this push is about a lame duck administration trying to turn texas into a blue state. arthel: so is there danger if it's interpreted as republicans trying to restrict voting? >> there are certainly some people who think so. virginia, arkansas, tennessee and north dakota have enacted new voter i.d. laws this year and colin powell is among those saying that voting will make it more difficult and immediately turn off voters the g.o.p. needs.
of tests in a texas hospital this morning. he began feeling weak and disoriented after driving to indiana for a family vacation. he was treated at the university of chicago then by his own doctor in the university of fill. he was discharged and is at home. he reportedly is feeling fine but is hoping this latest round of tests will determine what is causing these episodes. i'm told the most recent episode is not the first one. this is not the first health care young biden had, he suffered a mild stroke in 2010. vice president biden traveled to texas to be with his son today. no word on how long he will stay. the assumption is all of these tests will be done today and they hope to simply get an answer. our prayers go out to bo and his family. much more ahead on will "the daily rundown." tea party in hot water. first major gamut by conservatives, the effort to defund health care law is going nor. republican establishment not getting behind this. break down both sides of the fight. more of this morning's first read is coming up next. meanwhile there's a new presidential pet in town. first lad
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
a possible death sentence. nbc's mark potter joins me live now from ft. hood, texas. mark, good afternoon. what can you tell us about this verdict? >> reporter: well, hi, mara. that verdict came after about seven hours of deliberations by the u.s. army jury panel. as you said, they found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. they reached that verdict unanimously. he was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. hasan showed no signs of emotion in the courtroom. family members were there. they were silent, as instructed by the judge, but some of them were in tears. hasan, who never offered up a defense, never gave a closing statement, now faces a sentencing hearing beginning here at ft. hood on monday at 9:00 a.m. 13 membof the family members, e one of them representing the 13 people killed in that rampage, will be allowed to speak to the panel. the government will also have some expert witnesses. the most important point is that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. the other option is life in prison. we do not know in nidal hasan
, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
to steve stockman, a representative from texas, he was invited to texas. who said that liberals want a bronco bust decent, i'm sure any rodeo performer would have him. >> michael: thank you, brett ehrlich who will be joining us up here in san francisco tomorrow for our grand final lee. we look forward it to. thanks for joining us here in "the war room." >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiene
difficult situation for house republican leaders. i was in iowa with ted cruz of texas and he had the activists out there enthralled by the idea of a government shutdown. but boehner doesn't want that. he was part of the gingrich war in the '90s. they are trying to talk them away from doing a shutdown and maybe use the debt limit as a way to get concessions in the past as another battlefield. >> so we're going to go from defund to delay? >> still brinks manship but they think it's a better battle. this is a bigger story of house republican leaders that can't control their owner members. the boehners of the world, they are not he had looking the discussion. >> you know, it also seems like it's broader than just in the house because you've got republicans like ted cruz who is a potential, we know, a political contender in 2016. he's going to take part in the heritage tour and do a town hall in dallas on tuesday. you even had mitch mcconnell wobbling a little bit saying -- he wasn't saying anything and now admits that defunding won't work. on top of it, you have ceo saying that the h
-americans incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites. let's hear from richard in huntsville, texas, a democrat. caller: thank you for taking my call. all i can say it is about time. this is about time. it has been 40-50 years that this should have been done. it is said that the only thing we as americans learn from history is that we refuse to learn anything from history. if you want to look at a perfect example of this, look at the prohibition. 21st at the 18th amendment/ amendment. prohibition made millionaires out of thugs. now we are making millionaires out of thugs with the so-called war against drugs. it is about time. said forcaller whatever reason they made marijuana illegal -- if you look at the history, it is all about racism. i am white. let me get that clear. host: john, pensacola, florida. a republican. caller: hello, good morning. watcher of c-span for many years. i'm 70 years old. i have tried many times to get through. i have had no luck until today. comments, ie my would like to state that somebody doesn't do his math correct. in an article you read about 1971, it alsoin state
district to put on a show, and that was steve stockman from texas. it had to be texas. >> stephanie: yeah. and of course, poor trayvon martin got dragged into this, how dare he say something about a dead unarmed teenager, and not defend the rodeo clown. i'm like what? the lacks a sense of humor, for not defending a menstrual show. >> not just a menstrual show, but who wants to see him trampled? >> stephanie: yeah. >> it's no difference than when we saw the gun shows selling the obama targets. >> stephanie: peggy noonan said the same thing. >> she is a rodeo clown too as far as i'm concerned. >> stephanie: there you go. [‚ô™breaking news theme] >> stephanie: you gave us breaking news, twitter wins democratic nomination, you refer to cory booker, well-known tweeter. >> it is the first time that a social network has been elected to office. and hopefully it doesn't do a lot of rt, retweeting. but cory booker next senator from the great state of new jersey, and extremely low turnout, which was precisely what chris christie wanted. he didn't want to have to worry about the extra democrats turni
down the government if you talk to mike leigh. texas senator 10 crews as well as marco rubio from florida, he he was in iowa this weekend, he was just elected to the senate last year. talking about defunding obamacare. marco rubio is going to kick out the two were in florida today. the republicans think that they have the right side of this. democrats are accusing them of trying to rob health care from people. jon: i read that ted cruz was a rock star out there. a lot of cheers, a lot more than some of the other candidates out there. thank you so much. jenna: dramatic new fallout from the government surveillance scandal. two major security e-mail providers taking the extraordinary step of shutting down service. one was reportedly used by edwards noted. shutdown last week and its owner alluding to concerns over secret government court orders, saying that he would rather take flak from customers than be forced to hand over information. silent circle is the name of the other one. and we spoke with morgan right a couple of weeks ago on what is the right way to do it. morgan is back wi
a slizz to $85 a visit. hesselling a pig in a poke. >> joining us from alan,texas, democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning. i'm kind of -- i'm a bit frustrated with many of the callers. i believe that we are divided much in due to the fact that many of the public or the pollists are being confused with the changing facts that the quickly-changing facts associated with the economies like the impact of the repeal of glass speegal, the tech in a logical transitions and globalization, all of this is happening so quickly and there's been such an emphasis on reading and math and science that a lot of people are being lost with their civics and economics situation, so it's difficult enough to understand what's going on and how laws are written but then when you add things like there's no pure democracy, anybody who drives on a public road is not a socialist if it's a socialist program or uses the fire department but now we have news or profit, prisons for profit. there's no more regulation on medications and fuel because of these repeals, so it's becoming more and more difficult for
for the u.s. senate in texas. it started in january of 2011. i was at 2% in the polls. the margin of error was 3%. those were the real poll numbers. and we were thrilled. we went through a $50 million primary. the most expensive primary in the country. $35 million in nasty attack ads. after watching all of those ads, she turned to me and said, goodness gracious. i did not realize what a rotten guy you were. we saw something incredible happened. we saw thousands of men and women across texas come together. getting on facebook or twitter, enough already. we can't keep painting in pale pastels, we need to stand up and take this country back. what we saw was incredible. starting from 2%, despite being outspent 3 to 1. we won the primary by 14 points and won the general by 16. [applause] what a tremendous testament to the power of the grassroots. throughout the campaign, the pundits all said in the senate race there was no way i could win. i traveled the state of texas saying they are absolutely right. it is beyond my capacity. but you can. the only way we will win is if conservatives come toge
foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation said any congressional republicans who oppose their effort should be replaced. the debate over how to defeat t
backwards. what we just saw in texas. it was outrageous, but it already -- the state had already passed the state invasive vaginal ultra sound bill. that was in law before we even heard about it. so this is an extreme case. at the end of the day, i have to tell you, the one thing we have do is win elections. that's how we fix this. [ applause ] >> i think that applause is -- >> i think they applauded your answer but not my question. >> on that note, let's applaud the most wonderful question. and if i could just say as the president of emily's list and the organization is proudly running the madam president program, i want to thank you all for joining us today and the first madam president town hall. of course, there's nowhere better to start than the nation's first important place when it comes to presidential campaigns, right here in iowa. so thank you for your hospitality. thank you for having us. we're going take this to new hampshire, of course, second, and then to nevada and you're going to see a lot more. i ask you to join this movement. go to emily's list.org, sign up for the mad
to consider. he is accused of opening fire at the texas military base in 2009. 13 people were killed. >>> a new school year is about to begin with a cloud of controversy and uncertainty in philadelphia. the eighth largest school district is in the nation. education officials had to borrow $50 million just so they could start classes on time. and are still staring at more than $300 million budget hole. the american federation of teachers president randy wi winegardner is posting this on twist. stop the governor from stro destroying public education. philadelphia will be one of three cities. our next guest plans to visit there as part after town hall series on education reform next months. i want to bring in former washington, d.c. chancellor michelle reece. good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> good. let me ask you about the school budget crisis in philadelphia. it's in the headlines but a lot of schools are facing these kinds of troubles. how does it get to this point? >> there are a lot of factors that drive the financial issues that school districts have.
, and his wife. judgment day -- you knew better. next is dave joining us from crockett, texas, good morning. caller: hello? yes, i would like to make a comment. you know, before time was ever recorded over in the middle east, then people have been fighting each other for years, thousands of years. and for the united states to think that they're going to send aid and change their way of living is complete idiocy. this government -- we have got so much wrong with our own country. ok, thank you for the call. from inside "usa today," in anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the march on washington, which will take place on august 28, the mlk memorial repair will not be finished, although work on fixing the quote does not an exact quote from dr. king will continue after the august 20 anniversary, and we will have life coverage from the ceremonies the weekend prior. and president obama, who is scheduled to deliver remarks on wednesday morning, august 28, to commemorate dr. king's remarks 50 years ago. clinical story from -- a ,"litical story from "politico hillary clinton is fielding o
covers national politic of the "washington post." texas republican senator ted cruise cruz. what is he saying? >> he released his birth certificate in the story in the "dallas morning news" that was posted late sunday night that talk about an issue we have been looking at for awhile which is can he run for president and serve as president. he was born in canada to a u.s.-citizens mother and cuban mother. there's never been a president foreign born like that. legal experts generally agree he can probably serve as president. it remains somewhat uncertain whether or not that's the case. >> legal experts are claiming that he is a canada citizens. beyond acknowledging that news. what is he doing in response? >> well,, you know, i think this is a roleout for him. he's tick -- sticks his tow toe to the presidential process. he was in iowa and going to new hampshire for another event. those are two important state in the presidential process. i think it was an effort by his team to get the issue out of the way, and have this debate at the time when the heat of the campaign is not being waged w
afterwards. host: this call is from texas, independent line. caller: you mentioned 1000 feet will the ranch lands have any height restrictions? you say that is the government that will process the privacy issues and if they are the ones breaking the privacy, how will we hold them responsible? -- this isoperation what the faa and other government agencies and all of the private citizens and the public in the states are getting involved with. you may say you will only use these systems for these particular applications. if you use these particular applications, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe manner and you have to follow the law and the rules. presidentguest is the and ceo of the association holding this event in washington, dc this week. jordan, aberdeen, maryland, independent line. what do you think the usedned vehicles will be as far as fire departments and police departments? a lot of the civil applications, these are ideal applications, the men and women are trained to do their job better than anyone else. this is a tool that allows them to do it better. searc
they didn't know who he was. >>> the state lawmaker who filibustered the texas senate for 10 hours to block an antiabortion bill will be at the press club in washington, d.c. randy davis will talk about the political climate in texas and future political plans. see her comments life. warner: eastern on c-span. >>> live at 7:30 the new jersey democratic candidates debate. corey booker faces congressman rush holt and frank pallone and state assembly member, sheila oliver. that is 7:30 on c-span. all this week at 7:00 eastern on c-span2, on core, q&a. charles bold o.w.n. talks about his duties as an astronaut and current duties leading the world's largest space agency. >> i've been pushing for this in the senate that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is big, it is complicated. that word cybersecurity means different things to different people but we need to get this done. as hard as it is for me to say the house has done something right, i'm teasing about that, they're fine, but they have actually passed some of this and i think that we ought to look at what they have done and certai
with the chinese defense minister. then ted cruz of texas speak. >> good afternoon. today, i am pleased to welcome the defense general to the entagon. >language] >> we just finished a productive meeting where i restated the united states is committed to building a positive and constructive relationship with china. >language] >> the china-u.s. relationship is important for stability and security in the asia-pacific and achieving security and prosperity for our nations in the 21st century. >language] >> one of the things we mphasized today was that a sustained military to military relationship is an important pillar of this strong bilateral relationship. >language] > the united states welcomes and supports the rise of a prosperous and responsible china that helps regional and global progress. [speaking another language] >> our goal is to build trust between our militaries through cooperation. the united states has invited for the first time the p.l.a. navy to join our multilateral naval exercises that will take place next year. >> [speaking another language] >> this morning, we have affirmed we will
911 call from a brave 12-year-old boy in texas also home alone during a break in. >> somebody is trying to break into my house. >> reporter: you can hear the fear in his voice as he hides terrified in a closet. i'm going to have to whisper now. >> stay there. the officers think they will catch the guy. >> when officers arrived they saw two men running out of the house and into the woods. >> you're a very smart young man. you did a good thing. >> deon's mother was trying to find their family a new place to live. she said she thought her son would be safe while she was gone and thanks to his quick thinking he was safe. how terrifying to think they are huddled there in darkness hoping help comes quickly and it did. >> teach your kids get to a safe place and call 911 and they did that. >>> coming up next on "new day" an ohio hospital is in court. they want a 10-year-old amish girl to stay on chemotherapy, receiving chemotherapy as she is battling leukemia. her parents want to try other forms of therapy. can a hospital force her? >>> and amanda knox is being tried again for murder
. we will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the economy. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially save employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not just good for society, they are good for
. nelson cruz of the texas rangers. jhonny peralta of the detroit tigers, it will be very interesting to see if they get a bigger salary next year than they do this year. >> you know, in fact, the quiet, all-burning question about pete rose who played for philly for a while. he's obviously a cincinnati guy. but the old question, how do you balance out great performance against breaking the rules. where do the fans stand on that one, mark? >> well, listen, i think there are fans quite upset with alex rodriguez and this steroid era. but i go back to my previous point. i think baseball profited. home runs were up. runs per game were up. baseball somewhere in '98, books were written. the sport was rejuvenated. i think there was time where baseball fans looked at the record books and cherished those records. unfortunately, the steroid era obliterated that record book. i think more often than not a lot of people look at peds and say to themselves you know what? it's a sign of the times. there's too much money to be made. if i'm an athlete at that point in time, i might look for an advantage
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, will he drag it out for three years before he announces he's not running for president. then there's texas senator cruz and his father. they've become very popular on the stump these days. cruz tipped his hat to a surprising campaign model. saying he modeled his campaign for senate on the president's 2000 campaign. he even gave his campaign staffer the book, "the audacity to win," for christmas. he's even having an impact in kentucky. a top former aide to both ron and rand paul was caught on tape sounding less than thrilled about his current job. now the campaign manager for the republican leader mitch mcconnell and his 2014 re-election bid. he was speaking with a former aide to congressman ron paul would went public this week with allegations at a conservative state senator dropped his support for michele bachmann and backed paul after seeking payments from paul's campaign in exchange for his endorsement. the aide handed over this recording to the economic policy journal. at economicpolicyjournal.com. >> between you and me, i'm sort of holding my nose for two years because what we're doin
company based in dallas, texas. we are going to make faith and amily films. e are going to go out and make aith and family films and give you, the american public, the tools to go out and change the culture. to bring people in and reaffirm their values to show the truth. for 1900 years, the greatest creators of art were people in and around the church. the great music, the great sculptors, the great painters, all visual arts as well as musical arts were all in and around the church. but in the last 100 years, the worst art has been coming out of the church. you want to see films, you see the inferior production to see something that reaffirms your values. as i do my job now, i say to you, can't we make god beautiful? why can't we tell the truth, the good, and the beautiful in a way that is compelling and ntertaining and inspiring? that is my mission. i'm going to stay involved and be involved in politics to shape this debate. if we are going to be successful, as a party and more importantly in this country, we need to have a revitalized culture. we need to engage in it. that is where you c
, if all goes well, the great stennis -- senator wendy davis of texas will think about running for governor. [applause] if we want to see a woman in the white house, which we do, we also need to see and support women running in governorships. these are executive leader positions and in the united states, 24 states have not ever come in their history, elected a woman governor. they are not alone. we have to do this so this is another piece of the puzzle. once you see it, you get it. it is not an issue anymore. we've got to keep on pushing state-by-state and i truly believe that once we break the glass ceiling for the white house, it will open up so many doors for so many women across the country in governors and mayors races and city council and you name it. that is why it is so important. >> senator mccaskill, your mother was an elected official. is she why you ran? a simple way of putting it -- i certainly thank my mother to father gave me permission be bossy and opinionated. [laughter] my dad reassured me that even though no one really wanted to date me in college, it would get better. [l
in texas. if you missed any part of today's show find us on itunes. just search state of the union. a special programming note. catch prince william in his first interview since the birth of baby george tomorrow on "new day." 'fareed zakaria" starts now. >>> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the would recall. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a great show for you today. we will start with violence in egypt. bret stephens and peter beinart disagree as usual. >>> then, is america overregulated? does the government have altogether too much of a say in how we live our lives? i'll ask the man who put many of the obama administration's regulations in place, cass sunstein.
moments to do what was best for this country. that's when we saw to quote former texas congresswoman barbara jordan, an america as good as its promise. our country has always been a place of promise. my slovenian grandfather worked 1500 feet under the ground in the mines in minnesota. he never graduated from high school. he saved money in a coffee can to send my dad to college. my dad went on to get a degree from a community college in northern minnesota and went to the university of minnesota at got his journalism degree. he went from that mining town to interview everyone from mike ditka to ronald reagan, to ginger rogers. my mom taught 2nd grade until she was 70 years old. and today i stand before you as the grand daughter of an iron ore miner and the daughter of a newspaper man and the teacher and the first woman elected to the united states senate from the state of minnesota. that's america. my parents and grandparents instilled in me the midwestern values, the same values that you pass on to your children -- family and faith, humility and hardwork. and they taught me to live wi
did in texas in 1998, running up the score. had huge numbers among hispanics and did well among african-american voters. it was a way bush tried to use to demonstrate a wide appear. martin reports christie met with the rnc chief fund-raiser in boston last week. there's harold simmons, the billionaire backer of karl rove's superpac. there's bush's finance chair in 2000, big guy in cincinnati. conservatives who think they've compromised on an establishment candidate for four elections in a row are not exactly eager to get on team christie. a fact the former white house adviser noted with enthusiasm this weekend. >> governor christie, this is probably the kiss of death, he would potentially be a strong presidential candidate. in the current party that's going to show up, someone like he can't win in my opinion. >> christie will also have to defend his record in new jersey. did you know this, it has an 8.7% unemployment rate. in fact, only five states have a higher one. nevada, illinois, mississippi, rhode island and north carolina. pretty stunning. by the way, christie has kept a f
tests in houston, texas, after spells of disorientation and weakness. the attorney general of delaware has been the attorney general since 2006. beau had a mild stroke in 2010 and surgery to correct two brain aneurysms in 1988. the vice president is in texas with his son. >> send him the best. beau biden one of the nicest guys around. send him the very best. >> "new york post" city officials announcing the latest gun bust in new york history. police arrested 19 people and uncovered 254 firearms. the nypd operation tore apart two smuggling rings from south carolina. some of the weapons pulled in as much as $160,000. >> this was like one of the largest gun busts i think in new york history. >> and "the new york times" the federal reserve says some major banks are coming up short during stress testing. aimed at insuring whether they can weather another financial crisis. the report indicates some banks are making the same mistakes they made during the recent economic crisis. and jeffrey sachs, i have to call you in here, there is no way that if a couple of these banks hit rough times, the
the math going back, a guy like the texas rangers nelson cruz if he's suspended starting monday and you go through those 50 games, he can come back and play in the post-season with his team. baseball doesn't want to penalize a team like the rangers because alex rodriguez can't make a deal. you have to put an end date on it because we're all dying over here. it could come sooner. let's see what happens. >> rachel nichols, many thanks. >>> from new york to los angeles, people are dumping russian vodka into the streets. gay activists leading the protest saying it's an effort to draw attention to russia's strict anti-gay laws. so bars and clubs nationwide are boycotting stoli vodka. the boycott is inspired by an online camp pain called dumpstoli. but the activists may have it wrong. the makers of stoli who buy in the united states say it sports gay and lesbian and opposes the russian government's policies. at the same time, others are calling for a boycott of the 2014 winter olympics in russia. >> reporter: russia prepares for the 2014 olympic games. half a world away, short track speed skater
texas rangers, nelson cruz. what are those guys going to do? are they going to accept their suspensions like ryan braun or are they going to say the alex rodriguez route and fight it? do you take a suspension now, not play the next 50 games but be back for the playoffs or do you fight and you can play while you're appealing. but then maybe if this whole things fights back and you you miss the playoffs? it's a sticky situation. >> and under the categories, why a-rod? is anybody facing what he's facing in terms of severity? >> no, there is no question he is their biggest target. he will tell you that's personal. they will tell you ta that is because he is a multiple offender in their eyes. no, he's never been gotten under the drug policy before, they feel that he not only violated the drug policy, he then tried to go around and buy up evidence against them. and they say that he also lied to them and to them, it makes maybe a two or three-time offender in their eyes. we'll have to see if an arbitrator holds all that up and where this goes from here. it's going to get ugly. >> it's gotten p
that is riddled with credits, loopholes, game playing. a friend of mine, kevin brady, is a member from texas that sits on a committee. the tax code of the united states is four times the size of a bible with none of the good news. pretty good summary. >> it is. in your opinion, if a presidential candidate made that a major point, would it carry any weight? >> yeah, i think it would. i think nobody ever thinks the tax system is fair. that is always an issue that resonates with america. let's be real -- taxes are one of the reasons we do put -- we declared our independence in the first place. we did not like the way was done, we thought we should have a direct say, which we did not. . think it is a major effort i think you are going to see it more, particularly if commerce cannot act in the next couple of years and this divided situation. i suspect whoever is running for president will make it a major issue. the last time we had really important tax stuff, ronald reagan was president. he ran on what was back then camp ross, which was lowering the rates, and then he carried another part of it o
to speak in iowa next month. texas senator ted cruz and rick sanatorium and danald trump hit up the iowa state fair this weekend. boy, oh, boy, joining us is mr. chris stalwart. what dow make of all of this. >> you make it sound like it is my fault. i didn't do. this i am not making them run for office. this is the world we live in today. you want to run for the highest office in the land, it never ends and never stops and the permanent campaign is an understatement and if you want to lock up the base and make inrods in a state like iowa where people expect to meet you a couple of times, you have to pay off in sweat equity now. nationally one can care a less. who knows what will change. a lot can go under the bridge. but the retail poll tigs in iowa is extremely important. >> for hillary clinton, what she's trying to do. she will be where eric holder is today and talking about civil right issues part of the effort to solidify african-american in the democratic base and move past that and will probably hit a refrain that heard from her a lot. it was history making to have the first africa
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